Leilani Rose Mullen Strickland

Leilani Rose Mullen Strickland

Leilani Rose Mullen Strickland

February 22, 1938 – July 3, 2021

MIDDLSEX – Leilani Rose Mullen Strickland, 83, went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday.  She was born in Franklin County to the late Elmer Craven & Ila Keen Mullen.  Leilani loved her church, the choir & MUSIC.  She found joy in being close with her family and having lunch on Sundays with them.  She always had hummingbirds around and enjoyed cooking.  She was preceded in death by her husband of over 56 years, Eugene Strickland, siblings, Craven, Bobby, Henry, & Gene.

Funeral service 10 am, Tuesday, Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Middlesex with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Available later at www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral

She is survived by her sons, Michael Eugene Strickland (Tammy), Kirk Edward Strickland (Tammy), grandchildren, Caleb Strickland, Kirk Strickland (Jordan), Angel Strickland (A. J.), Luke Strickland (Mikayla), Stacey Bowman (Jake), great grandchildren,  Kaydince Bowman, Laykinn Bowman, & Carter Sosa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church, or to the Freewill Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm,  Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Elizabeth Jane Weant Smith Posted July 4, 2021 3:10 pm

    Mike and I send our heartfelt sympathies to your family at this difficult time.

  • Wanda Rust Posted July 4, 2021 4:47 pm

    Heaven is a beautiful place and Ms Leilani was a beautiful lady, inside and out! I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice she’s made it home. Much love and many prayers to all the family.

  • Catherine Sledge Posted July 4, 2021 5:17 pm

    We are so sorry for your liss. She sure will be missed and her her great smile!

  • Kevin & Sharon Ray Posted July 4, 2021 7:07 pm

    What a wonderful friend and like a second mama to us. We will always cherish the many great memories we shared. We were extremely blessed to have her and her family in our life. We are sad but we know she’s rejoicing in heaven. Until we meet again mama Leilani. We love you always! ❤️

  • Crystal Hatcher Creech Posted July 4, 2021 10:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss! Ms. Leilani was such a sweet lady. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Greg Wright Posted July 5, 2021 9:49 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the Family. She was a fine lady in my opinion. Love her she always made you feel special.

  • Joy King Posted July 5, 2021 11:05 am

    My heart is heavy and happy at the same time. Heavy because a great lady is no longer among us. I loved Leilani and will always cherish my many memories of special times with her and the rest of the family.
    Happy, because she has a brand new body, no pain, and is dancing and singing with Mr E!!
    I will be praying for all the family as you grieve and celebrate the life of an in incredibly loving, sweet, Godly woman. Love you all!!

  • Angela Russell Posted July 5, 2021 11:37 pm

    Oh Mike and Kirk, I am just now seeing this. I am so very sorry. Your mother was one of the most amazing women I have ever met. She gave her heart and soul to our Believers group. She loved her family and she loved the Lord. There is a celebration in Heaven. There will be soooo many to greet her when she gets to Heaven. The lives she has touched and changed…mine being one of them. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

  • Paige Pace Dyer Posted July 5, 2021 11:42 pm

    Love this sweet lady. Never a harsh word spoken about her. She was always so kind to me when I worked with her at Siemens. May she Rest In Peace and rejoice in the gates of Heaven. You will be missed

  • Charlene Jones-Medlin Posted July 13, 2021 5:50 pm

    Heaven has gained a precious angel. One of the finest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My heart is heavy to know this wonderful lady is no longer with us but also happy that she is rejoicing in Heaven. Heartfelt condolences to the family.

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